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Guzman shows fine form in public workout before Sept. 18 fight with Nasukawa

Sep 14, 2023 11:31 am

  Mexican bantamweight champion Luis Guzman showed a fine form in his public workout at Teiken Boxing Gym on Sept. 13 before his eight-round super bantamweight fight with Kickboxer-turned Tenshin Nasukawa of the gym in the Sept. 18 event called ‘’Prime Video Presents Live Boxing5’’ at Tokyo’s Ariake Arena.

Guzman and his trainer (R)

  The 27-year-old Guzman displayed a flurry of combination blows in his mitt-hitting with his trainer Samuel Ventura, who fought with several Japanese boxers, including former World Boxing Council world super bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka when he was an active boxer. Ventura said, ‘’Guzman is a powerful and keen boxer. I think he will win.’’

  Guzman said, ‘’True he (Nasukawa) is a speedy boxer. But I think boxing done by a former kick boxer is different from the boxing done by a boxer from the beginning. I am better accomplished. I am convinced of my victory.’’

  In this connection, Nasukawa’s trainer Takahiro Ao said, ‘’I was able to watch Guzman’s fight for only about a minute on video. He threw wild punches in that fight. But he threw short and a flurry of punches in his mitt-hitting practice. I think Tenshin can prevent Guzman from getting inside and cope with that kind of combination blows without problem. Tenshin (southpaw) can control the fight with his right hand and land left punches when Guzman tries to get inside.’’

  The Nasukawa side is hoping to see him attain a knockout victory around the middle of the fight. The 25-year-old Nasukawa, who made his professional debut this past April with a lopsided six-round decision over then second-ranked Japanese bantamweight Yuki Yonaha of Shinsei Boxing Gym, pledged a KO victory during his public workout last week.

  Guzman has a record of 10 wins, including six knockouts, against two losses.

  The fight will be part of the extravaganza in which World Boxing Organization super flyweight champion Junto Nakatani of M.T Boxing Gym will put his title on the line against sixth-ranked Argi Cortes of Mexico while World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association light flyweight champion Kenshiro Teraji of B.M.B. Boxing Gym will defend his titles against the WBC’s top-ranked Hekkie Budler of South Africa.

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